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Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus Electric Guitar
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      Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus Electric Guitar (519337)

The chambered body minimizes weight while adding tonal nuances.

Crank up a 2008 Les Paul Standard Plus Electric Guitar and experience the power and performance that more than 40 years of craftsmanship and innovation can produce.

Pioneered and developed with the assistance of pioneering jazz-pop guitarist Les Paul—one of the world's greatest musical and technological pioneers—the Gibson Les Paul has become the standard by which all electric guitars are judged. With fat, rich tone and incredible sustain, the Les Paul lends itself to every style and generation of music. From the sweetest jazz to the heaviest rock and metal, the Les Paul can do it all—it is one of the most powerful and versatile instruments of all time.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus continues to alter—and inspire—the sounds of today's ever-changing musical landscapes. It features a hand-carved figured maple top with matched chambered mahogany back outlined with single-ply binding. A major difference with the Les Paul Traditional is the Pro is made with chambered body. The chambered mahogany back serves to minimize weight, while also adding tonal nuances to the Gibson guitar's overall sound.

The neck is crafted from a single piece of mahogany. Carefully glued into the neck cavity of the body, the neck functions as a single unit with the body. Its asymmetrical shape is the most comfortable neck offered on a Gibson Les Paul Standard.

The BurstBucker Pro humbuckers have Alnico V magnets with slightly mismatched windings to deliver an enhanced "Patent Applied For" tone with more bite and brilliance.

All Les Paul Standard necks receive precision fret dressing and setup with the Plek system. As the guitar lies in a cradle, a computer-controlled robot arm moves along the neck measuring each fret's height, the fingerboard radius, even the bow in the neck. Using that data, the Plek machine adjusts the truss rod, cuts the nut slots for optimal spacing and height for each string, files each fret to a hundredth of a millimeter accuracy, and then polishes the frets. In a fraction of the time it takes a skilled technician, the Plek machine eliminates buzzing strings and dead spots, producing a neck with flawless intonation and superb action.

NOTE: Solid finish models come with the pickguard attached. To give you a choice of how your Gibson Les Standard Plus with sunburst should look, the pickguard is not attached but included in the case. To install the pickguard, holes will need to be drilled into the body.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body Wood: Chambered mahogany
    Top wood: Figured maple
    Scale Length: 24-3/4"
    Neck Joint: Set-in
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Plek'd on Gibson Plek Machine
    Neck Shape: Asymmetrical
    Frets: 22
    Inlays: Figured acrylic trapezoid
    Nut Width: 1.695" ±.050"
    Fretboard Radius: 12"
    Bridge: TonePros locking Tune-O-Matic
    Tailpiece: Locking TonePros stopbar
    Pickup Bridge: Burstbucker Pro with Alnico V
    Pickup Neck: Burstbucker Pro with Alnico V
    Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone with gold-plated Bourns-designed pots, 3-way pickup selector
    Knobs: Amber top hat
    Tuners: Locking Grover keystone
    Jack: Neutrik locking
    Hardware color: Chrome
    Binding: Antique cream top and neck
    Finish: Lacquer

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  • Awesome Guitar

    As reviewed by Nate on 4/14/2010

    I bought this guitar in 2008, and i love this thing. for the past 20 years, i was more of a strat man, and also used a semi-hollow body. i play it through a modded blues junior, and this guitar sings. i think the chambering actually adds a little more flavor and sweetness to the clean tone. it almost brings a tear to my eye. when she's cranked up nice and dirty, it gives me goose bumps. i've had many many compliments on the sound of my set up, and this guitar drives it. not to mention, she's awful purty to look at (desert burst). the playability is great, the burstbuckers are phenomenal, and the locking tuners and straplocks are a plus. the ONLY thing i don't like is the locking input jack. this annoys the crap out of me, but i've learned to live with it. don't let that sway you though, that's a personal preference. this guitar has become my main guitar over a vintage strat, semihollow body, and a guitar i had custom made.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome

    As reviewed by Jim on 7/22/2010

    Just picked mine up today from GC in Fort Collins. I was looking for something with a more comfortable neck. The neck on this is perfect, I have large hands and was getting cramps in my thumb and a sore wrist. This solved it. Also, a beautiful guitar that about plays itself. My other guitar would buzz a lot, I have to really try to make a string buzz on this guitar. Granted my old guitar was a low end Epiphone. I love this guitar and looking forward to many years of using it.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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  • Best of ALL

    As reviewed by Maxinator on 3/18/2009

    I purchased a Les Paul Standard 2008 Desert Burst finish about a month ago and I find it hard to put down. I have an SG standard as well, but find the Les Paul has deeper tones and great sustain. I love this guitar. I plan on getting the pick guard installed so that I do not ruin the finish. Bottom line, I highly recommend this guitar to players of all genres, although I believe it may be ideal for rock and jazz.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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